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Thirdly, The mining algorithm that Ravencoin uses is ASIC resistant. This means that you don’t need to buy expensive specialized hardware to mine. In fact, the particular mining algorithm used constantly disrupts the ordering of the hashing algorithms, which renders ASIC hardware ineffective.
Lastly, they encourage the use of smaller mining pools. As with the use of their ASIC resistant mining algorithm, Ravencoin sees the problems of centralization that are plaguing Bitcoin and are doing what they can now, at the start of their network to avoid them. All of this being said, please know that this is still a new project that is growing. As with any new project there will be growing pains, and unforeseen bugs and other things that need to be addressed. So let me remind you that we have yet to see a perfect cryptocurrency, if one will ever exist, who can know. In the meantime we can enjoy observing these innovations and see how these different teams work to find solutions.
Why Ravencoin (RVN) is a Breath of Fresh Crypto Air